for the Love of God, people! THANK YOU! thank you for this amazing outpouring of support and encouragement. I can't tell you what it feels like to know that my friends, family and fans are so beyond loyal and seemingly as excited as I am for new music. this has been an unforgettable couple of weeks, to say the least.
HOWEVER... I have some unimaginably awesome news to share: this Kickstarter campaign has been approached by one of my super devoted Patron Saints (from my Patreon community) and they have offered us a MATCHING FUNDS push campaign. basically, starting today, they will match any and all NEW contributions to this campaign, up to $4000!! that's right. FOR EXAMPLE: if someone comes aboard for $100, this generous contributor will match it and give an ADDITIONAL $100 towards the new record! how sick is THAT?? (of course matching funds
motivated simply by the motto: "More Money = More Music", I am excited to see just how robust this project can become. I can't WAIT to record new music, let alone put it out into the world. the more the merrier! I've got the songs. it's just really awesome knowing that there's this amazing community of music lovers so excited to hear them!
what do you say? do we give it a shot? last 7 days, y'all. let's rock this thing! PLEASE continue to spread the word about this campaign. and as always, THANK YOU for your continued support.
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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WE DID IT!! we reached our initial goal of $25,099 in just under 36 hours!! that's insane, y'all!! a testament to having some of the greatest friends, fans and family in the world. seriously. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it wasn't this. what a RIDE!!
NOW, we're entering into the "Stretch Goal" phase of the campaign. and for me that's very simple: More Money = More Music. sound good? cool.
Stretch Goal #1 REACHED 4.22.14!!
$40,000: should we be able to reach the new stretch goal of $40,000, I will produce a companion piece to the new album. raw bonus material made up of acoustic tracks, demos and b sides from the project. this will be a digital-only EP of roughly 5 songs, given only to Kickstarter backers. YOU! the way this campaign is shaping up, this should be fairly doable. let's get there!
Stretch Goal #2
$60,000: VINYL!! yes. as in records. albums. old school. it's always been a childhood dream of mine to make records. vinyl records. actual albums that you can take out of the sleeve and study both sides of the 12" x 12" artwork on the cover. well, if we can take this campaign to the next stratosphere and reach $60K, I will do a limited edition vinyl pressing of the new record and make that dream a reality. the records will be available through my website (www.tonylucca.com) and every backer will get a promo code for a proper Kickstarter discount.
a HUGE thank you to everyone who has backed the campaign so far. you truly are THE best! please continue to spread the word and help raise as much as we possibly can. this will easily be my best album to date. I couldn't be more certain!
rock on y'all!!
It's been a hell of a run these past few years. I took some time off from a thriving indie career to return to network TV as a contestant on The Voice. My run on The Voice was incredible, I learned a lot about myself and music, all before getting back out on the road to celebrate with friends and fans, new and old. On the heels of The Voice I signed to Adam Levine's record label, 222 Records.
Together, Adam and I made an EP and enjoyed a rather productive (albeit short-lived) working relationship. Since parting ways I've returned to my indie roots and I'm finally getting back into the studio for my first full-length effort of original material in almost 4 years!
Making records is a magical thing. Sometimes it's scary, sometimes its easy. Sometimes it's unimaginable, other times entirely frustrating. However, I feel I've recorded enough music to know what to do and what not to do at this point.
In my mind, every good record begins with great songs and a clear vision. Fortunately for me, I've had enough time since my last full-length to put together more songs than I've ever had going into the studio. As well, having tried my hand at several different musical styles over the past few years, I've never been clearer about the direction I'm heading in. I've partnered with some incredible writers and players and am more confident than I have probably ever been. it's with this sense of confidence and inspiration that I'm reaching out to YOU, my friends, family and fans, to ask for your support.
Risks and challenges
Every great record needs a great marketing strategy. In today's crowded marketplace good music can only speak for itself for so long. Eventually it needs to find an audience to speak on its behalf, to spread the word of its value, to pass it along.
The greatest challenge for this project will be to make the record as affordably as possible, with the goal of saving some funds to help market it once it's complete. Proper marketing is costly, not to mention the expenses of attempting to get the project heard at radio. Although these are all bridges to be crossed once we reach them, it's naive to go headstrong into the studio without being at least somewhat aware of this reality.
Now that we've reached our goal, any and all additional funding will go a long way towards being able to see the project through once it's complete.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin CoolidgeLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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